Stone Roses fans convinced new music is imminent as iconic lemon logo pops up around Manchester

The image's appearance usually precedes big announcements 

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 10 May 2016 11:50
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The Stone Roses' frontman Ian Brown
The Stone Roses' frontman Ian Brown

UPDATE: Lemon-watch is gaining traction as photos surfacing on social media show.

With a festival headline slot, four sold-out homecoming gigs and a night at New York venue Madison Square Garden fast approaching, expectant fans are convinced new music from The Stone Roses is imminent.

Now, Manchester Evening News has reported that digital advertisements bearing the band's iconic lemon logo - which appeared on the cover of their 1989 self-titled debut album - have begun to pop up around Manchester which is usually a surefire sign that a major Stone Roses announcement is looming.

Following years of speculation, frontman Ian Brown confirmed in March that the band - comprised of guitarist John Squire, bassist Mani and bucket hat-wearing drummer Reni - were making 'glorious' new music but refused to announce any release dates.


A source had earlier revealed that a third album - the band's first since 1994's sophomore record Second Coming - was 'imminent'.

Let's hope these posters aren't just an extended promotion of Beyoncé's Lemonade...

The Stone Roses will play their sold-out dates at Manchester's Etihad Stadium in June as well as a headline slot at T in the Park (8 July); they've reportedly been forced to pull out of two Japan gigs in early June after Reni broke his ribs in an 'accidental fall.'

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